The Bunker with Carlos Souffront & Patrick Russell & Stallone the Reducer, The Long Count Cycle, Analog Soul at Good Room
The Bunker with Carlos Souffront & Patrick Russell & Stallone the Reducer, The Long Count Cycle, Analog Soul at Good Room 98 Meserole Avenue 21+, 10p-6a
Carlos Souffront is a music gourmet, a true DJ's DJ. His taste is rich and vast and he has the unique ability to create deeply rhythmic narratives that offer unexpected and exotic spices. He mastered his deep mixing skills with a cassette deck and a belt drive turntable in his father's den in Troy, home of contemporaries such as Mike Servito, Tadd Mullinex and Matt Dear. Equally entrenched in indie rock, post punk, experimental music, ambient, rock, house, and techno, Carlos was always a man of many worlds - with an ability to traverse though them with an unique imagination. There is a mood to his search within sound, something that is heavy, deep yet gritty. Like many Caribbean transplants that ends up in northern colder climates, he wonders where our rhythmic complexity is. For him it is effortless and endlessly surprising to the listener.
Carlos is an important component of the Interdimensional Transmissions parties, bringing a loose yet tight moody deepness and an ever unexpected edge. At the original No Way Back party, he demanded truth in advertising, pushing us to and then past the 12 hour mark. He has participated in the studio with Ectomorph, and also performed alongside some of their live performances.
It is all too rare to find someone within the electronic music spectrum that can be called an original, that you can only really explain to someone who experienced them on the dance floor, usually just by saying "that's so" and saying their name. Carlos is one of those rarities. (bio by BMG)SOUNDCLOUD FACEBOOK CRACK MAGAZINE PROFILE AND MIX (SUMMER, 2019)
Patrick Russell is a true veteran of the underground, perhaps one of the last unsung heroes of a now lost era in the Midwest. He magically transforms the diaspora of pure jack energy into a fluent sonic dialog that never fails to devastate the dance floor. A Detroit-bred DJ, artist and producer since the early 90's, Patrick has now made Brooklyn his home. His resume highlights include everything from an exclusive opening for Jeff Mills in Detroit in 2007, performing at the 2001 & 2008 DEMF/Movement festivals, to decorating and performing at the inaugural and now legendary leaky warehouse No Way Back. His consummate taste and ecstatic yet disciplined execution have created a respect that cannot be purchased. Patrick is not just one to watch, he is one to be experienced. Patrick is currently at work on a new project for The Bunker NY that we hope will see the light of day soon.SOUNDCLOUD FACEBOOK TWITTER RESIDENT ADVISOR RESIDENT ADVISOR FEATURE, NOVEMBER, 2016 PATRICK RUSSELL MIX: LABYRINTH 2015 (MIX RELEASED SEPTEMBER, 2017)
The Long Count Cycle is here to give shape to the void when needed. It's been said the internal knows no bounds. With this in mind, we seek total immersion.SOUNDCLOUD
Identical twin sister duo Jacquelyn & Kathryn Smith (aka Jacky Sommer & DatKat) got started in the arts at a very early age. Born in the SF Bay area to a writer mother and sculptor father, their childhood was marked by an avid appreciation and promotion of the arts and culture. At a young age Jacquelyn would soon discover her talent as a dancer while DatKat pursued the fine arts through painting and drawing. Music however, would prove to be the destined path for both of them. As 80's kids, part of the first generation of MTV, the sister's found themselves glued to the tube, mesmerized by the sounds of new wave and post punk, early hip hop, classic soul/r&b and pop, and they developed a keen interest in jazz, fostered by their father's love of legends such as Chick Corea, Thelonius Monk, Dave Brubeck and Miles Davis, to name a few, while artists like Herbie Hancock, Paul Hardcastle and Kraftwerk would later influence their introduction to electronic music.
Fast forward to LA in the late 90’s. By chance, the sisters would stumble upon an Eddie Amador residency. Unable to really put the experience into words, the girls would later characterize the night by stating "life just finally made sense at that moment.” This would mark the beginning of their passion and careers in dance music. They immediately acquired decks, began their record collections, and the rest, as they say, is history.
An acceptance to the famed Alvin Ailey School in 2001 would see Jacquelyn off to New York and within a year, after shopping weekly at the legendary DanceTracks record store, she landed a job there, eventually becoming shop manager and music buyer, working amongst and even playing alongside some dance music luminaries such as Theo Parrish, Kenny Larkin, King Britt and Gilles Peterson. DatKat moved to NYC a year later and began quietly honing her skills. In 2004 the girls secured a weekly radio spot on the famed eastvillageradio.com and the Analog Soul show was born. The long-running show aired every Monday night from 10pm-12am and explored what they deemed "the deeper, darker side of techno and house"--but it also explored the full spectrum of electronic music, from minimal, acid, Detroit techno, electro, dub, dubstep, and d&b to trip hop and other forms, with special guests ranging from Function to Simbad, Roland Appel, Slam Mode, and Dj Qu.
While the overall sound was largely dance-based, the show was aimed at promoting quality underground music and artists, and to expose some otherwise “genre-biased” listeners to a wider range of electronica. The show ended in 2009, and the twins would continue to play regularly at various venues in the city, such as APT, Love, and Stay. DatKat earned a residency at Montreal’s Academy Club and more international gigs would soon follow, with headlining stints in Kiev, Ukraine at Xlib Club and Sky Art Cafe and Moscow’s legendary Propaganda Club for Nina Kraviz's “Voices” party. In early 2011, DatKat formed a collective called RADIO with close friend Lenny Posso (label boss of Thema Records) and A.Arias, a record collector and NYC promoter (Sound Noir and Helping Hands), and began throwing warehouse parties tailored to bringing the real underground back to NYC, booking the likes of Terrence Dixon, Oliver Ho, Christian Rau, Small People, and Trus'me among others. Jacquelyn continues to DJ regularly in NY has also been a curator on Satelliterecords.com. In a short period of time the twins have made a name for themselves as tastemakers in the underground dance music scene.FACEBOOK
This will be our first event at our favorite new Brooklyn club, Good Room. You may remember the location as Europa, but it's had a full makeover and feels amazing in there. We're bringing in Nik to run the sound for the evening and doing the lights Bunker-style. We're keeping the cover low and the drinks flow very cheaply at Good Room ($6 beers, $8 dranks).
We've invited Carlos Souffront, who just joined our Beyond Booking agency, to control the entire night in the Good Room with his good friends Patrick Russell and Stallone The Reducer. Carlos and Patrick love a good surprise, so they're not telling us exactly what's going to go down over 8 hours, but we know there will be collaboration of some kind, and a live set from Stallone The Reducer at some point. Carlos and Patrick have been collaborating for many years. As co-residents of Family in Detroit, they played many sets together in the 00s, and more recently blew minds when they took over the last few hours of No Way Back in Detroit. We had the idea to inject a live set into the night at some point, and Carlos' first choice was a very natural and immediate one: his good friend, the deeply talented Stallone the Reducer. One thing is certain: this is a come early, stay late, and get lifted kind of evening.
In the Bad Room, we welcome good friends and long time supporters of The Bunker, The Long Count Cycle, to warm up the night. After a series of stellar nights at Boss Nova Civic Club, they've recently expanded into loft and warehouse spaces and thrown some truly epic events. Over a weekend of many highlights at Sustain-Release this year, Analog Soul's set brought the dancefloor to a frenzy and kind of stole the night on Saturday. We're thrilled to welcome them to The Bunker for the first time.